A new bike and pedestrian path that connects the Portland Airport to Marine Drive opened today.
As promised back in June, the new 12-foot wide, half-mile long asphalt pathway runs between Marine Drive and Northeast Frontage Road and connects with the existing bicycle and pedestrian path that serves PDX.
In addition to the path, a new signal on Marine Drive allows users to cross the road and continue down the north slope of the levee to the Marine Drive Trail.
Port of Portland planner Jason Gately says, “Our aim has been to make the airport safe and user-friendly for bicyclists and pedestrians.”
And here’s a snip from the news release from the Port of Portland (they own the airport),
“The last major element of the Portland International Airport Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is now complete…It [the new path] is also an important piece of the regional bicycle and pedestrian trail system, allowing recreational riders to more easily move through the airport vicinity.”
According to the Portland Business Journal, the Port spent $800,000 on the path.
Can’t wait to get out there and check it out for myself.